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Initial Probe Into Fatal Sarrot Crash Finds That The Vehicle Suddenly Slid Backwards

An initial probe into a fatal crash at Sarrot on Sunday that claimed the life of Bexon resident Peter Leon found that his vehicle suddenly started sliding backwards.

According to a police release, at about 1:30 p.m., the Traffic Department received a report of a runoff collision along Chopin Road, Sarrot, Castries.

“Based on initial investigations, the vehicle was observed traveling along Chopin Road when it suddenly started sliding backwards in the opposite direction of its intended path,” the release said.

The vehicle eventually swerved off the main road and down a steep slope, ejecting its sole occupant.

Investigators found the wreckage at the base of a precipice and Peter Leon’s body a few feet away.

Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS) emergency personnel transported the injured Bexon resident to the OKEU Hospital, where a medical practitioner later pronounced the 58-year-old dead.

The police said their Traffic Department is investigating the incident and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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  1. SMBH. After hundreds of accidents and fatalities this is the ONLY one where a possible initial report etc has been given. Because the brother said is maybe engine failure. Even if the engine failed our slopes should hv protection like barriers to avoid such. Govt should hv had a policy to Protect the People years ago. In a country with so many hills we barely hv barriers anywhere. RIDICULOUS. Somehow i think govt should be sued for not hvn barriers on such roads.

  2. Looks like the vehicle couldn’t climb up the hill started rolling backwards and the brakes failed so he couldn’t control the vehicle so it ended in the precipis
    people make sure your brake system on your vehicles work as intended be going out there on a trip always I remember back in the 1980s in trinidad and Grenada me operating graders front loaders and wheel back hoes with no brakes now am still alive I say NEVER AGAIN


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